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Quiet 80mm's

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March 25, 2009 6:42:25 PM

I need some suggestions for some quiet 80mm case fans for a build that i'm working on. This is a lower end build for my dad, all he really does is go on the internet, documents, some videos, basic stuff like that.

Before this computer, he has crappy dell that is basically silent and he really doesnt want anything more noisy. This is a link to the whole build, he doesnt need a HDD so thats why there isnt one in there. Any suggestions on the build would also be appreciated, but I think its alright.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

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March 25, 2009 7:00:23 PM

Quiet and 80mm fans don't usually belong in the same sentence, but here's a list of 80mm fans that are rated below 15db:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

I would really try to find a case that uses 120mm fans if you're looking for a quiet case.

Your case does have a place to mount a 120mm front intake fan. One of these Scythe Slipstream fans would work great:

Scythe SY1225SL12L 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (800 RPM, 40 CFM, 10.7dBA)

or

Scythe SY1225SL12M 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (1200 RPM, 68.5 CFM, 24 dBA)
March 25, 2009 7:17:30 PM

You might try this case, at $30 with free shipping, nearly the same size as the micro ATX coolermaster case. It will save you about $35 if you include shipping costs, replace the included 80mm fan with a quiet 120mm which should be fine for the low heat, no GPU system your father wants.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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